Patrick Gerritsen, Bio4Pack:

"World first with EN-certified 3-layer film for home composting"

"With the introduction of a 3-layer film that meets the European standard for home composting, Bio4Pack has a world first with which the company confirms its leading role in the market for sustainable packaging solutions. The new 3-layer film, recognizable by the compostable logo with code 9P0044, has the highest possible barrier properties making it suitable for the packaging of all conceivable dry products," says Patrick Gerritsen, commercial director of Bio4Pack.

It finally offers packers of small food packages (e.g., chips, bars, etc.) the possibility to take a big step forward in the realization of corporate social responsibility objectives. Naturally, the film is also suitable for larger packaging.

Nothing and nobody stands in the way of the success of this compostable packaging
The new 3-layer film is EN certified for home composting. What this means in practice is that the packaging will decompose within 26 weeks on a compost heap that is not optimized in a controlled way as it is by professional composters. The packaging can simply be put on the compost heap at the back of the garden and decompose into CO2, water, and a little humus. As a result, the success of the packaging is no longer hindered by third parties (think policy makers and waste processors), so compostable packaging is on the verge of a major breakthrough.

The answer to new laws and regulations
The new film is already an answer to France's changing laws and regulations. The French government has decided that the term 'compostable' can only be used when home composting is involved. The new packaging is based on renewable raw materials, which is why the film has the 4-star biobased certificate.

Bio4Pack is proud of this certification but considers it even more important that producers and packers can immediately benefit from the new film. The film is readily available and is produced by sister company Euroflex. It is a packaging product manufactured in Europe from raw material to finished product. The film can be printed in up to 8 colors and processed using a cold seal. "In short, nothing stands in the way of Bio4Pack and the packers throughout Europe taking the next step towards sustainable packaging", says Patrick. Launching customer Kencko will be using the new 3-layer film for packaging freeze-dried fruit and vegetables, which can easily be used to make smoothies (see the photos accompanying this message).

 

For more information: info@bio4pack.com and www.bio4pack.com 


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